Mavericks Trade For Knicks’ Julius Randle In Bold Proposal

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Is the superteam era of NBA basketball over? The league certainly seems to be shifting away from that type of roster construction. Last year’s NBA champions were no exception.

The Denver Nuggets built their title-winning team through the draft. So, the era might be over. That doesn’t mean that superteams will die.

Realistically, that’s never going to happen. It shouldn’t happen, either. There’s more than one way to build a title contender. In the end, it’s about talent – however, it’s acquired. 

The Dallas Mavericks are not a super team. Still, they aren’t far off either. The Mavericks have two star players. If they added one more, they’d be a super team.

Could their third star be Julius Randle of the New York Knicks? 

NBA Trade Proposal: Dallas Mavericks Land New York Knicks’ Julius Randle

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New York Knicks Receive: C Richaun Holmes, F/C Maxi Kleber, G Jaden Hardy, 2027 First-Round Pick (DAL) 
Dallas Mavericks Receive: F Julius Randle 

If the superteam era is over, it passed the Knicks by. This team has been linked to several superstars in recent years. They didn’t land any of them. How did this happen?

Shouldn’t the Knick’s market have played a role? Well, it almost did. Remember when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving we’re going to join the Knicks?

In the end, they would head to New York – to the Brooklyn Nets. Perhaps the Nets moving from New Jersey was the Knicks’ worst nightmare. Was it? The Nets’ superteam was short-lived.

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As Durant, Irving, and Harden skipped town, they left the Nets with a decent roster and a tremendous collection of assets. Isn’t that the same situation that the Knicks are in? Does this deal put them in a better situation? 

Why The New York Knicks Do The Deal 

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Randle may be a star. He’s not a franchise player. By now, that should be obvious to the Knicks. Randle’s play is too inconsistent to lead a team on a deep playoff run. 

So, we’ve got them moving him. Randle is having a down year – he won’t fetch the Knicks a boatload of draft capital. They should be satisfied with bringing in a first-round pick.

With that said, that’s not all that they’re bringing in here. After all, Hardy has some star potential in his own right.

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He may not be the best fit in New York with Jalen Brunson, Immanuel Quickley, and Quentin Grimes in town. Still, from an asset perspective, Hardy is worth acquiring.

Should the Mavericks part with him? 

Why The Dallas Mavericks Do The Deal 

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Some Mavericks fans are shuttering right now. We know. Randle doesn’t have a sterling reputation around the NBA. At the same time, some fans underrate him.

This is a player who has performed at an All-NBA level at times in his career. Moreover, we’ve never seen him as a third option.

Randle’s inconsistent shooting may be a product of the defensive attention that he receives. In Dallas, that won’t be an issue. Defenses will have to key in on Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. 

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Isn’t that the benefit of building a superteam? How can teams account for Randle when they have to pay so much attention to two other players? In the end, this would be a large talent upgrade for the Mavericks. Isn’t that the most important thing? 

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When it comes to exploring the endless possibilities of NBA trades, there's no one quite like James Piercey. With a keen eye for player dynamics, salary cap intricacies, and a knack for discovering uncharted trade territory, James has risen to prominence as the preeminent expert in the realm of hypothetical NBA trades. James is also known for his work covering the Houston Rockets for SB Nation's The Dream Shake — a blog that gives a daily, comprehensive look at the team. He has written for various outlets, including FanSided and Last Word on Sports, among others.